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by Conor
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: APTOBASH I: Enter the Dragon
Replies: 64
Views: 3552

Re: APTOBASH I: Enter the Dragon

In?
by Conor
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Reaction to the final
Replies: 35
Views: 2523

Re: Reaction to the final

Been a bit busy so haven't posted. Congratulations Junaid and commiserations Charlie, it was an excellent and poignant final.
by Conor
Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 8th December 2008, Series 59 3rd Quarter-Final
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: Monday 8th December 2008, Series 59 3rd Quarter-Final

I'll admit to thinking the conundrum was "INFOMAGIC". :S
by Conor
Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 16968

Re: New Host

Oh, good choices. I was disappointing when I'd heard that Alexander Armstrong pulled out, but I'm a fan of Jeff Stelling.
by Conor
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Junior Countdowners
Replies: 51
Views: 3660

Re: Junior Countdowners

Charlie Reams wrote:
Oliver Garner wrote:If we get a few more Under 16's we could make a tourny out of it.
That would be pretty cool. I'd happily run it.
I read "run it" as "ruin it". Hah.
by Conor
Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 5th November 2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1767

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 5th November 2008

PENTANES. Pentane is listed as a mass noun. I'm not sure whether you can have more than one type or multiple pentanes in a restaurant. I decided against risking it on the show. I got MACHETES at home, but missed out on REBOOT, so I beat myself by 3 points today. You're right. I could remember one o...
by Conor
Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Random Stuff
Replies: 39
Views: 2558

Re: Random Stuff

Does an agnostic, insomniac, Countdowner lay in bed at night wondering if there's a dog?
by Conor
Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Retirement
Replies: 22
Views: 2185

Re: Retirement

I'm interested. :P
by Conor
Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Championship of Champions XIII -- Official Draw
Replies: 81
Views: 6241

Re: Championship of Champions XIII -- Official Draw

It's hard to pick a clear favourite. I think Matthew has it pretty well with the odds, although I'd probably reduce Hurrell's and Brittain's odd, although the latter may claim the Jews faked the CoC anyway. Also, I notice an infinitely higher proportion of female contestants in this CoC in compariso...
by Conor
Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers -- Thursday 23rd October
Replies: 34
Views: 2882

Re: Spoilers -- Thursday 23rd October

Well done Charlie and his erections. A shame about a 6 small selection and a nasty conundrum (first one I haven't got in an age).
by Conor
Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers -- Wednesday 22nd October
Replies: 15
Views: 1399

Re: Spoilers -- Wednesday 22nd October

David O'Donnell wrote:Missed APPLAUSE and CEREMONY today - I could have lived with one of them being missed but not both. Goodbye cruel world :(
That's what I missed too. :(
by Conor
Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers -- Wednesday 22nd October
Replies: 15
Views: 1399

Spoilers -- Wednesday 22nd October

DISCOIDS for 8.
by Conor
Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Fun maths question
Replies: 16
Views: 1333

Re: Fun maths question

Dinos Sfyris wrote: But if it were it would be zero, yes? :p
You can say as a tends to infinity, 1/a tends to zero. But 1/infinity isn't defined since infinity isn't a number.
by Conor
Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Fun maths question
Replies: 16
Views: 1333

Re: Fun maths question

Paul gets it, all permutations, well done. :) Nice alternative method to mine, I can see it being useful. The geometrical interpretation was interesting too. What I did: Multiply through by abc to get (a+1)(b+1)(c+1) = 2abc. Let a = 2, so 3(b+1)(c+1) = 4bc. Rearrange to get bc - 3b - 3c - 3 = 0 and ...
by Conor
Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st October
Replies: 71
Views: 5251

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st October

Top game today -- good performances coupled with humour. I hadn't expected Charlie to offer WANKERS and figured his sniggering was a "yeah, I saw that word too" kind of expression. Pleasing to see NARCOTISE preferred over the bland alternatives, I remember some other great person did the same thing.
by Conor
Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CountMax errors
Replies: 727
Views: 52374

Re: CountMax errors

Can PLEROMA be pluralized? It's tagged with [in sing.], but so is INRUSH and INRUSHES was allowed back in CoC XII: Matt Shore against Chris Cummins.
by Conor
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Fun maths question
Replies: 16
Views: 1333

Re: Fun maths question

BMO1 or BMO2? I sucked fairly hard at the former when I was at school (I got one right and a partial solution to another, which I think was near the median). I've actually got a vague memory of seeing this one before, possibly got my wires crossed somewhere but remember it having a nice geometrical...
by Conor
Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Fun maths question
Replies: 16
Views: 1333

Re: Fun maths question

It's a BMO question, actually.
by Conor
Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Which mailing list was best?
Replies: 10
Views: 967

Re: Which mailing list was best?

I thought Zef's mailing list was countdownonline, unless I'm missing something...?
by Conor
Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Fun maths question
Replies: 16
Views: 1333

Fun maths question

It requires no knowledge of maths beyond simple algebraic manipulation, but needs a systematic and intuitive approach:

Find all triples of positive integers a,b and c such that

(1 + 1/a)(1 + 1/b)(1 + 1/c) = 2

Good luck. :)
by Conor
Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Cat Puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Cat Puzzle

Yeah. I get 729 too (after some initial errors :p). You can make the checking process quicker by only cubing values divisible by 3.
by Conor
Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What's your phobia?
Replies: 23
Views: 1696

Re: What's your phobia?

Spiders. I've always hated them. The prospect of being in a room filled to the brim with corpses sounds more appealing than touching a spider.
by Conor
Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Which football team do you support?
Replies: 84
Views: 5229

Re: Which football team do you support?

I "casually" support Man Utd, genetically inherited from my dad rather than the allure of glory. I emphasize the casualness -- I've seen little football this season.
by Conor
Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday, 17th October
Replies: 48
Views: 3675

Re: Spoilers for Friday, 17th October

Just watched your episodes on 4od and my verdict: very good. I played better "today", but was beaten on a few rounds on your other shows. I think you were slightly unlucky, what with declaring first in round 9 and yet another 6 small numbers game selection. AMITOTIC was there as an equaller in round...
by Conor
Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Exam results
Replies: 55
Views: 2949

Re: Exam results

Ben Pugh wrote: Which college are you applying to?
St. John's. Are you applying too?
by Conor
Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Official Thread of Brag
Replies: 1174
Views: 104929

Re: Official Thread of Brag

The rounds were flatter than those in Paul's game, but: http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=3298
by Conor
Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Have you ever cried at Countdown?
Replies: 28
Views: 2520

Have you ever cried at Countdown?

Come on, own up if you have. We're all very mature, we won't deride you.

Me? Not quite, but I was close to doing so at the end of the Series 52 final, Tournoff vs Gallen. The Series 53 final was quite poignant too.
by Conor
Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Host
Replies: 264
Views: 16968

Re: Latest Countdown host speculation

He's certainly not someone I'd have expected to be linked with the job, and I don't know if he'd appeal to docile, slightly-senile old ladies. But personally, I'd consider him a decent choice: I find Armstrong and Miller quite funny.
by Conor
Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Official Thread of Brag
Replies: 1174
Views: 104929

Re: Official Thread of Brag

Seriously? :lol: but didn't Ben send you about 10,000 texts and emails about it? Edit to say: yes please do finish it, then Ben'll let you come to COLin (if you're up for it) I've been somewhat slack (well, a bit of an understatement) in checking my emails. :P Not sure about the texts though, but I...
by Conor
Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Official Thread of Brag
Replies: 1174
Views: 104929

Re: Official Thread of Brag

Julian Fell wrote:Jesus, Conor :shock: BIRTHDATE, PICAROON, TEPIDARIA... you've obviously been keeping in practice whilst you were away! Scary... so are you going to finish your COMA Final with Paul H?
Oh, I'd forgotten about that. :oops: I'm up for finishing it anytime.
by Conor
Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Exam results
Replies: 55
Views: 2949

Re: Exam results

The clever sod who lives down my road is planning to do the same and I've been helping him get used to STEP. We found a couple of decent resources (which you may have discovered already), the first has general tips and detailed solutions explaining the thought processes behind them for a ton of STE...
by Conor
Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Wed 24 September - Spoilers
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

Re: Spoilers for Wed 24 Sept

PISCINAE for 8.
by Conor
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Official Thread of Brag
Replies: 1174
Views: 104929

Re: Official Thread of Brag

Highest Goatdown score, and 148/149 points scored: http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=2348

And it was nines galore here in an entertaining game: http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=2430
I had REBUILDER but didn't risk it.
by Conor
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Exam results
Replies: 55
Views: 2949

Re: Exam results

Charlie Reams wrote:
Conor wrote:Bit late, but I got 4As in my AS Levels (maths, further maths, physics, computing).
Well done mate. Still gonna apply for Cambridge Maths? It's not too late to come over to the light side.
Thanks. Yep, it'll be maths I'm applying for. And sorry, little chance of it changing to compsci.
by Conor
Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Exam results
Replies: 55
Views: 2949

Re: Exam results

Bit late, but I got 4As in my AS Levels (maths, further maths, physics, computing).
by Conor
Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Conor Travers
Replies: 10
Views: 1237

Re: Conor Travers

Hello Jason. I'm fine, I was in Ireland for most of the summer. I haven't been watching Countdown all that regularly, although I saw the finals. Well done to David! And how are you?
by Conor
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Conor Travers
Replies: 10
Views: 1237

Re: Conor Travers

Oh, I'm not dead. I've been quite busy, I might start posting regularly again soon.
by Conor
Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th June 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th June 2008

DIPLOTENE as an alternative.
by Conor
Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 23rd June 2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1026

Re: Spoilers for Monday 23rd June 2008

REALISER as an alternative.
by Conor
Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 23rd June 2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1026

Re: Spoilers for Monday 23rd June 2008

AXONEMES.
by Conor
Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Official exams good luck topic
Replies: 24
Views: 1489

Re: Official exams good luck topic

Thanks mate, and good luck to everyone else too.
by Conor
Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2 April
Replies: 1
Views: 536

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2 April

VENOGRAM and DRAGOMEN as equallers.
by Conor
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday, 31st March
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Spoilers for Monday, 31st March

POLYSOME.
by Conor
Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COMA- The Countdown Online Masters competition
Replies: 190
Views: 10964

Re: COMA- The Countdown Online Masters competition

I've been on holiday for a week and had no Internet access. But I can play at any time now.
by Conor
Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Conundrum alphabet
Replies: 335
Views: 12210

Re: Conundrum alphabet

I hope JC and DS don't mind, but I would like to set a conundrum challenge :D. If the word list I have got is up to date then all these words should be in the ODE2r. Some of these words may have been used before, so hopefully it wont be too hard :D. Also #22 IS jumbled up ;). 01. AGILERRIB 02. ALMU...
by Conor
Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 17th March
Replies: 18
Views: 1526

Re: Spoilers for Monday 17th March

Ahh, I didn't know it was you Joe. Well done, an impressive win.
by Conor
Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown tens
Replies: 21
Views: 1795

Re: Countdown tens

INCENTRES in round 3, I think.
by Conor
Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 17th March
Replies: 18
Views: 1526

Re: Spoilers for Monday 17th March

HEMIOLA.
by Conor
Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday, 7th March
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: Spoilers for Friday, 7th March

WIDEOUTS was an equaller in one round.
by Conor
Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Hyperconundrum alphabet!
Replies: 15
Views: 1229

Re: Hyperconundrum alphabet!

Joseph Bolas wrote:So people can keep track, the unsolved ones are:


25 - NATIONALISED?
DESALINATION too.
by Conor
Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Hyperconundrum alphabet!
Replies: 15
Views: 1229

Re: Hyperconundrum alphabet!

PRECIPITATED
FORMALDEHYDE
UNRECOGNISED
by Conor
Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Conundrum alphabet
Replies: 335
Views: 12210

Re: Conundrum alphabet

SOLMIZATE is another one for S. (Perhaps you were thinking of ZEALOTISM?)
by Conor
Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Conundrum alphabet
Replies: 335
Views: 12210

Re: Conundrum alphabet

ARMADILLO.
by Conor
Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 3rd March
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

Re: Spoilers for Monday 3rd March

DANEWORT as an equaller.
by Conor
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 3rd March
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

Re: Spoilers for Monday 3rd March

ABLAUT.
by Conor
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 3rd March
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

Re: Spoilers for Monday 3rd March

APODOSIS.
by Conor
Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Conundrum alphabet
Replies: 335
Views: 12210

Re: Conundrum alphabet

MESOMORPH.
by Conor
Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday, 28th February
Replies: 16
Views: 1687

Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 28th February

David O'Donnell wrote:Doesn't look like it, Bryan. Am I the only one who was trailing 0-18 to Des O'Connor after round one? :oops:
Yeah, I didn't see it. I doubt I'd have risked it anyway even if I'd seen it.